2002 - 3 April 2002: A Visit to Koganezaki Crystal Park (Museum)
Using its large space generously, the museum exhibited masterpieces
of world's greatest glass artists such as Minami Tada, Libensky, and
Dante. As a curator explained how each work had been made and why
it had been formed into such a shape, everyone gazed at those shiny
mysterious pieces curiously. My students didn't make their own glass
works since we didn't have enough time to cool them off, but they
seemed to find the pieces in the museum simply beautiful and interesting
without thinking of difficult matters like "art". They also enjoyed
themselves in a "Kaleidoscope Room".
In such a warm weather that you could do only with a T-shirt, we had
a good time visiting some caves, going on a hiking and sketching wild
cherry trees near the cottage we stayed. Those two days were a little
bit busy, but very enjoyable.
When it comes a ropeway, riding on it is a good way to enjoy it. But
don't you want to make it for yourself? Toshimitsu, who really liked
an art book of Kandinsky and made a nice painting, is good at crafts
as well. He put together many complicated parts and a stopper successfully,
and made his own ropeway go to and fro.